Publish date:

College Football's 2013 Postseason All-Freshman Team

Jameis Winston

Jameis Winston

College football’s regular season is officially in the books. After Saturday’s Army-Navy game, only 35 bowl matchups stand in the way of a long offseason.

With the completion of the regular season, it’s time to take a look at some of the top players in college football. Last week, Athlon Sports awarded its all-conference and All-America honors for 2013. And this week, it’s a look at the top freshmen in college football.

Each season, a handful of freshmen make an impact on the national stage. Last year, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel led the Aggies to an 11-2 record in the Aggies’ debut season in the SEC. In 2013, Jameis Winston guided Florida State to a perfect 13-0 mark and an appearance in the national championship.

Putting together an all-freshman task is no easy assignment. Talent and recruiting ranks don’t always equal success as a freshman. With that in mind, our task of picking players for the three teams was split based on production and talent. Players like Wisconsin running back Corey Clement and Pittsburgh’s James Conner are future standouts, but we awarded the production from two non-BCS players. However, players like Ole Miss’ Robert Nkemdiche – 2013’s No. 1 recruit – didn’t necessarily have the biggest stats but clearly made an impact beyond the box score.

Recommended Articles

More 2013 Awards: ACC|Big 12Big TenPac-12|SECAll-AmericaNational


College Football's Freshman All-America Team for 2013

First-Team Offense

Second-Team Offense

Third-Team Offense

QB Jameis Winston, Florida State

QB Christian Hackenberg, Penn State

QB John O'Korn, Houston

RB Alex Collins, Arkansas

RB Thomas Tyner, Oregon

RB Aaron Jones, UTEP

RB Shock Linwood, Baylor

RB Kareem Hunt, Toledo

RB Elijah McGuire, ULL

WR Tyler Boyd, Pittsburgh

WR Stacy Coley, Miami

WR Tyler Winston, SJSU

WR Laquon Treadwell, Ole Miss

WR Corey Davis, W. Michigan

WR Marquez North, Tennessee

TE Hunter Henry, Arkansas

TE O.J. Howard, Alabama

TE Maxx Williams, Minnesota

C Dan Voltz, Wisconsin

C Deyshawn Bond, Cincinnati

C Cory Helms, Wake Forest

G Germain Ifedi, Texas A&M

G Alex Kozan, Auburn

G Denver Kirkland, Arkansas

G Alex Redmond, UCLA

G Caleb Peterson, North Carolina

G Dan Skipper, Arkansas

T Laremy Tunsil, Ole Miss

T Jerald Hawkins, LSU

T Chad Wheeler, USC

T Jack Conklin, Michigan State

T Jonathan McLaughlin, Virginia Tech

T Andrew Jelks, Vanderbilt

AP Myles Jack, UCLA

AP Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

AP Khalfani Muhammad, California

First-Team Defense

Second-Team Defense

Third-Team Defense

DE A'Shawn Robinson, Alabama

DE Carl Lawson, Auburn

DE Shaq Lawson, Clemson

DE Joey Bosa, Ohio State

DE Eddie Vanderdoes, UCLA

DE Avery Moss, Nebraska

DT Robert Nkemdiche, Ole Miss

DT Darius Philon, Arkansas

DT Montravius Adams, Auburn

DT Chris Jones, Mississippi State

DT Monty Nelson, NC State

DT Isaiah Golden, Texas A&M

LB Jaylon Smith, Notre Dame

LB Scooby Wright, Arizona

LB Ben Weaver, Boise State

LB Addison Gillam, Colorado

LB Steve Longa, Rutgers

LB T.J. Holloman, South Carolina

LB Leonard Floyd, Georgia

LB Darian Claiborne, Texas A&M

LB Dominique Alexander, Oklahoma

CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

CB Brandon Facyson, Virginia Tech

DB Zack Sanchez, Oklahoma

CB Vernon Hargreaves III, Florida

CB Cam Sutton, Tennessee

DB Tre'Davious White, LSU

S Su'a Cravens, USC

S Tony Conner, Ole Miss

DB Desmond King, Iowa

S Jalen Ramsey, Florida State

S Ryan Janvion, Wake Forest

DB Nate Andrews, Florida State

First-Team Specialists

Second-Team Specialists

Third-Team Specialists

K Roberto Aguayo, Florida State

K Zane Gonzalez, Arizona State

K Andy Phillips, Utah

P Austin Rehkow, Idaho

P Cameron Johnston, Ohio State

P Sean Covington, UCLA

RS Ryan Switzer, North Carolina

RS DeVon Edwards, Duke

RS William Likely, Maryland